Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining

We the undersigned demand the Premier of NSW Mike Baird and his Roads Minister Duncan Gay refuse to close Bulga's Wallaby Scrub Road to allow Warkworth Mining Limited (Rio Tinto) to destroy our convict built heritage road for open cut coal mining.

The owner of the road, Singleton Council, has reaffirmed its objection to the closure of Wallaby Scrub Road by voting against the closure at their recent meeting. Council is supporting the Bulga community, and we call on the Baird Government to do the same.

Baird's State Government has ignored the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court and abandoned the people of Bulga and Milbrodale in the Hunter Valley. The Commonwealth Government has worked hand in glove with the NSW Government to allow the destruction of world unique woodlands and aboriginal culture and history.

Wallaby Scrub Road is a heritage road built by the convicts and must be preserved as part of our European heritage. We must not allow a profit driven international mining company to destroy our heritage against wishes of the community and to mine a product which is destroying our planet.

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325 signatures

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  • David Longbottom
    signed 2018-08-31 08:31:30 +1000
    Friends an I often use this road on trips up the valley
  • rebecca beeby
    signed 2018-06-10 17:56:11 +1000
  • Bruce Mackie
    signed 2018-03-24 21:33:40 +1100
    This road is fantastic for bike riders. We regularly use it to travel to Wollombi and Broke rather than the highway. The country around this area is beautiful and should not be destroyed forever for some short term benefit to the region or to fatten the wallets of the few.
  • Rhonda Maynard
    signed 2018-02-21 08:00:24 +1100
    I used to live in Bulga it saddens me every time I drive down Singleton way it’s just raping the land please save some of it for the animals and the future kiddies please
  • Dani Tucker
    signed 2018-02-15 00:30:39 +1100
  • Jean Cook
    signed 2017-09-17 19:07:33 +1000
  • Jen MacKenzie
    signed 2017-07-15 17:59:24 +1000
  • Robert Davidson
    signed 2017-04-09 20:25:47 +1000
    Robert Davidson
  • Sharon Pearce
    signed 2017-02-21 13:45:42 +1100
  • Sharna Clemmett
    signed via 2017-02-20 07:35:16 +1100
  • Sarah James
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-02-20 06:49:57 +1100
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining
  • Sarah James
    signed 2017-02-20 06:49:27 +1100
    I am a frequent user of this road, please do not close it.
  • Lynn Benn
    signed 2017-01-17 18:20:03 +1100
    Lynn Benn
  • Charlie Begg
    signed 2016-12-20 23:46:35 +1100
    This road is a vital piece of local transport infrastructure. When roads, communities, towns and other community items need to be moved so dodgy mining companies can continue causing destruction there is a rat in the System somewhere – the issue is finding said rat.
  • Helen Raya
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-20 23:09:05 +1100
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining
  • Helen Raya
    @hraya66 tweeted link to this page. 2016-12-20 23:09:03 +1100
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining http://www.lockthegate.org.au/petition_wallaby_scrub_road?recruiter_id=182752
  • Helen Raya
    signed via 2016-12-20 23:08:37 +1100
  • Darren Baguley
    signed 2016-12-20 21:56:52 +1100
  • Narelle Jarvis
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-12-20 21:47:57 +1100
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining
  • Narelle Jarvis
    @elleranj tweeted link to this page. 2016-12-20 21:47:54 +1100
    Sign the petition: Petition to save the heritage Wallaby Scrub Road in the Hunter Valley from Open Cut Mining http://www.lockthegate.org.au/petition_wallaby_scrub_road?recruiter_id=3766
  • Narelle Jarvis
    signed 2016-12-20 21:47:35 +1100
  • Helen A Connor
    signed 2016-12-20 20:49:07 +1100
    Helen A O Connor
  • trevor rhodes
    signed 2016-12-20 20:44:26 +1100
    I have used this road for the past 35 years leave the bloody thing alone
  • Lyndall Whiteford
    signed 2016-12-20 20:02:21 +1100
    Lyndell Whiteford
  • Geoff Ward
    signed 2016-12-20 19:24:19 +1100
    Please stop companies from destroying our heritage….even tho they are obviously paying you, your mates and all your colleagues $thousands and helping you secure your lifetime future workplaces once you have been kicked out of parliament at the next election.
  • Sharyn Smith
    signed 2016-12-20 19:05:16 +1100
  • Mal Hamilton
    signed 2016-12-20 19:01:06 +1100
    The continued use of fossil fuels adds to catastrophic global warming leading to dire consequences for the whole world. It will also make it difficult if not impossible for Australia to honour its commitments to the Paris Accord to keep global warming at or below 2 degrees centigrade. The burning of coal adds to air and water pollution, loss of habitat, loss of biodiversity, loss of residential and farming land, and kills thousands of people every year through air pollution. The revenue generated through royalties and tax is paltry compared to the aforementioned irredeemable and irremediable losses to our people, our planet and our future. Keep it in the ground Mr Baird, and invest in the rich rewards of renewable energy, for all our sakes.
  • Marina Varda
    signed 2016-12-20 18:18:52 +1100
  • Nigel Rice
    signed 2016-12-20 17:48:26 +1100
    We must not allow ANY NEW or expanded fossil fuel projects ANYWHERE in Australia
  • Mark Flanagan
    signed 2016-12-20 12:51:54 +1100
    Mark Flanagan

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